More Than a Career

Trade & Culinary

OneLife Announces New Trade and Culinary Program:


Our mission is to create experiences that help students understand who they are while exposing them to multiple experiences that broaden their skills and equip them for life. We give students a foundation and broad perspective in culinary or trade skills while equipping them with the soft skills needed for any vocation in life.

Why Culinary & Trade?

OneLife’s mission is to develop and launch servant leaders who live out their faith in every area of life. As we looked at the desires of our current and past students, many have chosen to go directly into the trades after OneLife. When we looked into this even further, we saw that our society is in great need of more Christ-followers in the trades. This was even more evident throughout the pandemic as there are thousands of small businesses and restaurants struggling for workers. This is why we have decided to launch a OneLife location focused on culinary and trade!

Ephesians 4 : 11-13 11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12 to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

What Will Students Experience?

Spiritual Formation and Life Skills:

Our Two Main Focuses:


You will experience some of the most famous kitchens and bakeries in the country. Step away from the normal classroom and even if you don’t want to become a chef or baker, learn more about this industry while taking a break from school in the newly renovated state-of-the-art kitchen facilities. You will be in the kitchen most days. The kitchen is our classroom, not a textbook.

Topics covered:

  • Hospitality/tourism

  • Food Truck Management

  • Cupcake wars

  • Nutrition

  • Bakeshop and Pastry Certificate

  • Principles of food production

  • Cake design and decorating

  • Menu planning

  • Artisan Bread

  • Kitchen Sanitation – clean kitchen certification.

  • Allergies cooking: Gluten-free, vegan……

  • Practical life skills training: many people cook every day of their life with their families but have had no training. Cooking is a vital part of the rest of your life.
  • Potential to travel abroad to France to get a feel for international cooking, pending travel restrictions and conditions.
  • Service opportunities with homeless and other needy situations


This is not in theory, will be putting on many events for guests at Sakanaga.

Learn leadership and business skills pertaining to the industry including restaurant, bakery, food truck, hospitality, weddings, etc.

Training is provided by those who are successfully serving in their area of expertise.

This field has great growth opportunities in the corporate world but also in faith-based and nonprofit settings.


Our goal is to introduce you to many different trades. No matter what happens with our world or the economy, trades like HVAC, electrical, plumbing, repair, and construction will not be going away. Even if you own a home or coffee shop, you will have repair and update issues. Understanding all the moving parts of this industry allows you not only to fix things yourself but know how to protect yourself if you do hire a professional. Hands-on learning will give the confidence and understanding for all kinds of projects. We will have dozens of professional people teach you the skills you need for life. This job market is exploding, and we lay the foundation to make you marketable for lots of career paths.

Topics covered:

  • Furniture craftsmanship – build your own table or bookshelf in our partner woodshop
  • HVAC training.
  • Electrical
  • Light repair.
  • Tannery, how to make a leather belt and binder
  • Outdoor opportunities. Landscape architecture and using nature as your resource
  • Building things to sell online – crafts, small furniture…..
  • How to monetize your talent – how to make money with these industries.
  • Practical life skills training for your home or future job

What is the Cost?

Cost: First 10 students only pay $14,900.
  • $7,100 covers the cost of culinary or trade training/ experience.

  • $7,800 housing, food, and all activities associated with the program.
  • Limited scholarships available
Dates: The program will run like a university model with two semesters beginning in early September – December and then early January – May. Location: 295 Sakanaga Trace, Marietta SC 29661

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